Worker says Yukon government breaking own policy by demanding she work in Whitehorse – CBC

Worker says Yukon government breaking own policy by demanding she work in Whitehorse – CBC

by ahnationtalk on October 14, 202029 Views

Economic development adviser says her family wants to stay in Watson Lake

Oct 14, 2020

A Yukon woman says the territorial government is demanding she work in Whitehorse instead of letting her stay in Watson Lake and is not following its own decentralization policy in the process.

“This doesn’t make any sense,” said Elise Pendlebury, a regional economic development adviser.

Pendlebury has worked a temporary posting in Watson Lake for the past two years. Her permanent job is in Whitehorse, but she fell in love with Watson Lake and asked her boss for a relocation.

She bought a house, her husband owns a business, and they are raising a child.

But two years later, Pendlebury says the Department of Economic Development is demanding she move back to Whitehorse — even though she’ll be doing the same job.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/north/worker-yukon-government-decentralization-policy-1.5761150

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